The South African Open Championship began on Thursday, Nov. 21 from Glendower Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. The field for the tournament is almost always filled with a solid group of players from the European Tour.
This year's version is no exception.
Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen and Danny Willett are just three of the more notable names in action. Here's a look at some the tournament particulars, per Golf Monthly.
Course stats: par 72, 6,899 yards
Purse: €1,100,000 Winner: €174,350
Defending Champion: Henrik Stenson (-17)
Player to Watch: Charl Schwartzel
All eyes will be on Schwartzel early on. He is South Africa's highest-rated player and he stands a solid chance of contending in his home country. Though there are other formidable challengers in the field, a strong run by Schwartzel would be compelling.
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